Genetic profiles generated by Thermo Fisher's Yfiler Plus PCR amplification kit can now be included in the FBI's DNA indexing system.

The law broadens the ability of law enforcement agencies to use rapid DNA sequencing technology and upload resulting data into a federal database.

Federal investigators have searched the offices of Proove Biosciences, Stat News reports.

The approval permits National DNA Index System labs to upload DNA samples processed by NetBio's system without manual interpretation or technical review.

PowerPlex Fusion 6C system is a 27-locus multiplex assay that combines common and informative loci, including SE33, Penta D, and Penta E.

In a New York Times op-ed, Eric Lander argues that forensic science needs to be of high quality.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Technologies said today that the FBI has granted approval of the Life Tech GlobalFiler Kit for forensic laboratories that generate DNA profiles and upload them to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.

GE Healthcare Life Sciences and NetBio this week named several laboratories participating in a comprehensive developmental validation of the DNAscan Rapid DNA Analysis System.

IntegenX said this week that it has met Federal Bureau of Investigation guidelines to upload directly to the National DNA Index System (NDIS) known arrestee and convicted offender DNA profiles, as well as casework known samples, generated with the company's RapidHIT Syste

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today said that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has approved the company's GlobalFiler Express Kit for use by laboratories generating DNA profiles to be included in the National DNA Index System (NDIS) Codex Database.


The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.